Type 1 Diabetes

Tori Newhouse, Tiffany Rhodes and Sydney Love

Type 1 Diabetes: Signs and Symptoms.

Signs and symptoms

  • Frequently using the bathroom
  • Being very thirsty
  • Losing weight
  • Feeling hungry all the time
  • Blurred Vision
  • Feeling tired/fatigued

Understanding Type 1 diabetes

When you eat food, you blood glucose levels rise. Normally, your insulin brings the levels back down, but your body doesn't produce any insulin. You want to keep your blood sugar levels normal. The normal range is 3.9 to 5.5 mmol/L.

If you're blood sugar gets to high and stays high for a long period of time then you can develop a condition called ketoacidosis, ketoacidosis symptoms are

  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fruity breat,
  • Confusion

At the hospital to treat ketoacidosis they will replace fluids and electrolytes, and lower you're blood sugar, at home treatment is to take you're insulin.

If you're blood sugar gets to low and stays to low for a long period of time its called hypoglycemia, the symptoms for hypoglycemia are,

  • Confusion
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Shakiness
  • Anxiety type symptoms may occur

Treatments for hypoglycemia consuming high-sugar foods or drinks, such as orange juice or regular soda, can treat this condition. home treatments could be D-Glucose

Foods to avoid while having type 1 diabetes

  • Fats
  • Sugar and sugary foods
  • Reduce salt in you're diet to about 6g or less
  • Diabetic foods and drinks ( they have no benefit to you)

Foods you should eat while having Type 1 diabetes

  • Eat three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • At each meal add a starchy carbohydrate food (Yams, Rice, Noodles)
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables
  • Include more beans and lentils (Kidney beans, Butter beans)
  • Aim for at least two portions of oily fish a week